As we move into June, summer is truly afoot with a wide range of events and activities to enjoy this weekend.

*A PROPER Dorset celebration is being held in Dorchester on Sunday.

Coinciding with what would have been the 179th birthday of world renowned author Thomas Hardy, this Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair will be a fun-filled day for all the family.

Both High West Street and High East Street will be closed for the duration of the fair from 11am to 4pm. There will be an incredible array of Victorian and Thomas Hardy themed stalls, activities and demonstrations.

*HEAD to Weymouth harbourside for Wessex Folk Festival, which takes place today, tomorrow and Sunday.

There will be two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts.

Established artists like the award-winning Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will perform and folk fans will also be able to enjoy a set from new act Harbottle and Jonas, a young husband and wife duo from Devon.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the picturesque harbourside. There will be workshops and traditional music sessions in the local pubs.

*A MUSICAL comedy will take to the stage thanks to the directors and actors of reformed drama company, Wessex Musical Theatre.

The Producers, created by Mel Brooks, tells the story of a failing Broadway producer who is stuck offering sexual favours to old ladies in exchange for cash contributions. That’s until he teams up a young accountant, and together they begin to conjure up a money-making scam.

You can see it at Weymouth Pavilion tonight at 7.30pm, tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Contact the box office for tickets.

*THE New-Man Prostate Cancer Support Organisation are providing free PSA tests for men aged between 50 and 79 - or from age 45 if a man has a relative who has had prostate cancer.

The organisation will be at Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow from 9am to 1pm. Men who would like to have PSA tests should telephone David Harrop on 01305 266892.

*ENJOY some messy fun at Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset at Unit 14, Pope Street, Brewery Square, Dorchester, tomorrow (1) between 10am and 4pm.

Children can enjoy a host of free craft activities including paper plate weaving, hand print feathered friend or paper flying bird and a Dorset Ooser mask. All materials are provided and it's suitable for all ages.

*HEAD just north of Dorchester to Charminster tomorrow and enjoy all the fun of the village fete between 2pm and 5pm.

The fete, at Charminster House, East Hill, Charminster, opens at 2pm with a jazz band. There will also be two Punch and Judy shows, a bouncy castle, numerous stalls and the return of the village dog show.

*THERE'S a rare opportunity to visit Smedmore House in Kimmeridge on Sunday between 2pm and 5pm.

The house and gardens will be open with a mix of stalls, cream teas, music and classic cars. Entrance is £5.50 with children under 16 free

House tours cost £3.50.

*THIS year marks 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and the extraordinary man is set to be celebrated during Purbeck

Art Weeks Festival.

From 6.30pm on June 1, vocal ensemble I Fagiolini will be performing a tribute to the Renaissance Man, weaving projections of his best-loved masterpieces with choral compositions that connect with the images.

The ensemble will be coming straight from London’s Barbican Centre to perform at Lady St Mary’s Church in Wareham.

The performance is part of an extensive programme of music during Purbeck Art Weeks, which run from May 25 to June 9.

Other concerts include Gabrieli Consort’s An English Coronation.

Visit the Purbeck Art Weeks website to buy tickets.